Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
Thread Tools
Old May 19, 2001, 05:49 PM
Steve Wrona is offline
Find More Posts by Steve Wrona
I am M I G H T Y !
Steve Wrona's Avatar

Batt charger as power/thermal source for hot wire foam wing cutting bow? - UK


I have a VERY basic batt charger that I bought when I bought with my LS to charge its batts. I have since moved on to bigger and more complex aspects of modeling. I am wondering if I may be able to successfully use my charger as a power/thermal source for a foam wing cutting bow. Also if anyone has any advice/ideas for the construction of such a bow and or wing profile templates it would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!
Steve
"Keep it up!"

[This message has been edited by Steve_Wrona (edited 05-19-2001).]
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old May 19, 2001, 10:07 PM
Larry Dudeck is offline
Find More Posts by Larry Dudeck
Registered User
Larry Dudeck's Avatar
I have heard of using a battery with an ESC, rx and tx for cutting foam. The output of the ESC is connected to the bow. The amount of current, which will determine the temperature, is controlled by the throttle on the Tx.
Old May 19, 2001, 10:58 PM
DeaninMilwaukee is offline
Find More Posts by DeaninMilwaukee
Motors beat engines!
I did that and it worked very well.
Old Feb 29, 2004, 04:07 PM
Matt Chester is offline
Find More Posts by Matt Chester
Registered User
Matt Chester's Avatar
What would you say the minimum ESC size should be? I may try this method to make a Red Herring.
RCG Plus Member


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Wire for Hot Wire Foam Cutter andyg Foamies (Kits) 23 Jun 01, 2016 11:28 AM
Discussion will this work as a power suppy for a hot wire foam cutter NEWBIEHELI Foamies (Kits) 7 Jul 14, 2006 02:22 AM
Power Supply Transformer, for hot wire cutter, or flight pack charging Salin Electric Plane Talk 1 Aug 25, 2002 04:38 PM
Batt charger as a power/thermal source for foam cutter? - UK Steve Wrona Foamies (Kits) 2 May 19, 2001 02:58 PM